At the Palace Theatre in London’s West end the night before the premiere of the first part of the play “Harry Potter and the cursed child” – stories about life growing up graduate schools of magic and sorcery Hogwarts. As reported by the BBC, fans of Harry Potter staged the play “an enthusiastic reception”, with hundreds of spectators gave a standing ovation after the end of theatrical performances.
According to the BBC, the show was enjoyed by nearly 1,500 spectators. They all received special badges with the request to “keep a secret”, that is, not to disclose the details of the play. Some of those who came to the show were dressed in robes of magicians. In an interview with reporters at the end of the show fans admitted that the first part of the performance exceeded their expectations.
The premiere of the second part of the performance will be held in the same theater on Thursday evening, June 9. Official screenings of “Harry Potter and the cursed child” will start on July 30. Earlier it was reported that tickets for the performance went on sale in October 2015, and 175 thousand of them were sold out in just 24 hours.
Before the premiere of Harry Potter author JK Rowling has released a video message to those who are fortunate enough to be among the first to see the show, reports “Russian service air force”. The writer asked fans not to divulge details of the plot of her plays, and Twitter launched the hashtag #keepthesecrets (“#chronicity”) to the Prime Minister was not spoiled by spoilers.
The action in the sequel to Harry Potter takes place 19 years after the events of the book “Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows”. In the story, Potter about 40 years old, married and working at the Ministry of magic. The main plot of the play is devoted to his son, Albus teenager who is forced to cope with the “heavy burden” of family heritage.
The play, written by JK Rowling together with Jack Thorne, involves characters Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Ginny Potter and Draco Malfoy and his son Scorpius, played by Anthony Boyle.
The role of the grown-up Harry in the play was played by 36-year-old actor Jamie Parker, and Ron Weasley – 34-year-old Paul Thornly. Hermione Granger plays a 45-year-old black actress Noma Dumezweni. The choice of the actress with dark skin caused rough reaction in social networks, in connection with which Rowling called dissatisfied with the fact the fans “a bunch of racists”.